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White Sox Quotes of the Day: Ken Williams

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Kenny on Shaffer's dismissal:

[Scott Merkin]

"It's probably applicable at this point and time to put that tag on it. It doesn't mean my philosophy is any greater than his. It just means at this point and time, we're going to try it my way. ... Would you have preferred I waited eight [months] or only two? The timing is what it is. It was recognized that we needed to head in a different direction. My management style is such that you hire good people, you set a plan in action and you let them carry it out. I'll carry the weight of that. This is one of the most difficult parts of this job in management, whether it be releasing a player or sending a player down, or terminating anyone in the organization. It's not easy. I take it very seriously and it's a difficult thing to do -- take someone's livelihood away from them. But it all falls on me."
Shaffer responds:
"We've had our differences in the past and this is the way it is. He has control and I don't. I probably would have done the same thing if it had been the other way around. That's what they wanted and they are the ones running the show. That's the way things work. When you don't see eye to eye on how things go, someone has to go. I'll survive. I'm a big boy and I can take it."
Will Kenny respond?